Ashley Monroe releases music video for “Weed Instead of Roses”

Today, singer/songwriter Ashley Monroe released her new single and
music video for “Weed Instead of Roses.” The song is from her critically
acclaimed album Like A Rose, co-produced by 20-time GRAMMY award-winner
Vince Gill and Justin Niebank, and is available NOW at iTunes for $0.69 through
the end of the month.

CMT will host the world
premiere of the music video for “Weed Instead of Roses.” Monroe is one of CMT’s
Women of Country and her video debuts today across all CMT platforms.
Click here to view. 

Award-winning director
David McClister shot the music video for “Weed Instead of Roses” in Nashville.
Ashley says, "I loved David’s idea for this video from the moment I read it. It
makes me feel like I’m watching one of my musical heroes on a television show." 
McClister reflects, “The
first time I listened to ‘Weed Instead of Roses,’ I immediately thought of Gram
Parsons and the Flying Burrito Brothers. I also wanted to do something
performance-driven that was light and fun and not literal. Most importantly, we
were able to locate several vintage video cameras from the era (Ikegamis). Using
the cameras from the period gave us a look unlike anything currently on
television. I wanted our finished video to feel like an artifact from 1971 – an
archival piece of video that had been re-discovered from the vaults of a local
TV station.”

Monroe is the only
artist to have two albums featured in Rolling Stone’sBest Albums of
2013: Mid-Year Report” with both Like A Rose and Pistol Annie’s Annie Up. Fans can look forward
to Ashley’s soon-to-be-released Tiny Desk Concert (date to be announced) on NPR,
which she recently taped in Washington, DC.

Like A
 features nine songs all
co-written by Monroe, having worked with many of Nashville’s A-list songwriters,
including legendary Hall of Famer Guy Clark, Liz Rose, Shane McAnally, Lori
McKenna and her co-producer Vince Gill. Monroe, only 26-years-old, has been
writing and recording music for more than half of her lifetime. Along the way,
she has attracted kudos from some of music’s most credible artists, such as
Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Willie Nelson, Neil Young, Sheryl Crow and Jack
White. At times her songs are dead serious, at others utterly hilarious, but
always Monroe is an original with a compelling story to share. She
explains, "This album is 100% me. If you want to get to know me, just listen to
all of the songs on Like A Rose and you'll know all of the sides of

In October, Monroe will
join GRAMMY nominated Atlantic recording artist Hunter Hayes on the “CMT On
Tour: Hunter Hayes Let’s Be Crazy” tour, running through the end of the



  • 10 – Knoxville,
    TN                  Knoxville Civic Auditorium-Coliseum
  • 11 – Savannah,
    GA                Johnny Mercer Theatre
  • 12 – Columbia,
    SC                 South Carolina State Fair
  • 17 – Atlanta,
    GA                     The Fox Theatre Atlanta
  • 18 – Nashville,
    TN                  Ryman Auditorium
  • 19 – Nashville,
    TN                  Ryman Auditorium
  • 25 – Rosemont,
    IL                  Rosemont Theatre
  • 26 – Louisville,
    KY                  The Louisville Palace Theater


  • 1 – Birmingham,
    AL                BJCC Concert Hall
  • 2 – Greensboro,
    NC               War Memorial Auditorium
  • 8 – Evansville,
    IN                    The Aiken Theatre at the Centre
  • 9 – Cleveland,
    OH                  State Theatre at PlayhouseSquare
  • 10 – Detroit,
    MI                       Fox Theatre
  • 14 – Saint Louis,
    MO              Fox Theatre
  • 15 – Sioux City,
    IA                  Orpheum Theatre
  • 16 – Omaha,
    NE                     Orpheum Theatre
  • 20 – Lafayette,
    LA                  Heymann Performing Arts Center
  • 22 – Grand Prairie,
    TX            Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
  • 23 – Tulsa,
    OK                        Brady Theatre


  • 4 – Minneapolis,
    MN               Orpheum Theatre
  • 5 – Minneapolis,
    MN               Orpheum Theatre
  • 6 – Kansas City,
    MO              The Midland by AMC
  • 7 – Kansas City,
    MO              The Midland by AMC